Embraer Legacy 650 Spreads its Wings Into Saudi Arabia

Embraer announced today at the 12th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, the sale and delivery of a Legacy 650 to FAL Aviation, a privately owned subsidiary of FAL Group based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Owned by Sheik Fahad Al Athel, the company was one of the first operators of the super midsize Legacy 600 in 2003.  Now it is the first to inaugurate the Legacy 650 in Saudi Arabia.  Complementing the Legacy 600, the Legacy 650, with its longer range, will allow FAL Aviation to fly non-stop from Riyadh to London or Beijing.

“Following on from the type’s introduction in Jordan and the UAE, this first Legacy 650 into Saudi Arabia is a clear endorsement of the market acceptance for our aircraft in the region,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Africa and Middle East – Executive Jets. “Our Legacy family, offering an outstanding level of comfort, excellent performance and state-of-the-art onboard technology, perfectly fits customer expectations in the Middle East, allowing them to fly nonstop to London or Beijing from Riyadh.”

The Legacy 650 entered service in late 2010. With a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers), it can fly with four passengers, under NBAA IFR conditions, nonstop from Moscow to Shanghai or from London to New Delhi.

“For us the Legacy 650 was the natural upgrade of the Legacy 600 to fit our needs in terms of extended range,” said Sheik Fahad Al Athel, owner of FAL Group. “Both our Legacy aircraft which combine luxury, comfort, large baggage volume, innovation and operating efficiency, will afford our clients journeys that are as fast and pleasant as possible.”

Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: May 14, 2012